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galaxynoun

uk   us   /ˈɡæl.ək.si/
[C] one of the ​independentgroups of ​stars in the ​universea galaxy of a ​meeting of ​rich and ​famouspeople: Present ​tonight at the ​long-awaitedopening of this ​film are a ​whole galaxy of ​stars from the ​acting and ​musicalprofessions.the Galaxy (also the Milky Way) the very ​largegroup of ​stars that ​contains the solarsystem (= the ​sun and all the ​planets, ​includingEarth, that go around it)
(Definition of galaxy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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galaxynoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡæl·ək·si/
earth science one of the ​large, ​independentgroups of ​stars in the ​universe earth science A galaxy is sometimes used to ​describe a ​gathering of ​famouspeople: a galaxy of ​Hollywoodstars
(Definition of galaxy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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